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Kell, Sprayberry Girls Advance to State

Regional basketball tournament play is underway.

The Northeast Cobb area will be well-represented in the girls portion of the state high school basketball tournament.

Wheeler advanced to the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAAA playoffs with a 61-57 win over Walton Tuesday in the Region 5-AAAAAA tournament at Roswell.

The state tournament appearance is the second in a row for the Lady Wildcats, who will play Woodstock in the region semifinals Thursday.

The Lassiter girls also were eliminated in a 63-51 loss to Etowah.

In Region 7-AAAAAA, Kell, Pope and Sprayberry all won their quarterfinal games Tuesday, meaning they're headed to the Class AAAAA state tournament.

Kell, the top seed, beat Riverwood 43-34. On Friday, the Lady Longhorns will play Pope in the region semifinals.

Host Sprayberry upset Creekview, the No. 2 seed, by a 61-51 score and will play Osborne on Friday.

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